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Sale 745

The William S. Langs Stock, Part 1:
U.S. and Possessions Stamps


United States




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Lot 665

1893, Columbian, 1¢ deep blue (Scott 230), top left corner margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, with major foldover error leading to extra partial rows of perforations at top and left, leaving position 1 imprforate at left, Fine, a great addition to your Columbian collection.
Scott $130+.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 666

1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), o.g., never hinged, a flawlessly printed stamp with precisely balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $98.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 667

1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), right margin pair with imprint, o.g., never hinged, a grand pair with unfathomably deep color, crystal-clear printing, and mathematical margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, the position piece you've been waiting for, with 2003 P.S.E. and 2017 P.F. certificates.
Scott $195.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 668
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1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), bottom left block of 40, Post Office fresh with crisp color and clean details; two stamps with album adhesion, others never hinged; multiple perforation separations, Fine to Very Fine, 750.
Scott $3,775 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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Lot 669

1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), plate block of 8 with imprint and "R", o.g., never hinged, clean, fresh and sound with full bottom margin, Fine to Very Fine, pretty plate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 670

1893, Columbian, 3¢ green (Scott 232), full bottom left corner margin plate number 76 block of 10 with imprint and "R", o.g., never hinged, a stunningly beautiful plate, with intoxicating, rich color cleanly printed on like-new paper, with each stamp wonderfully centered; completely sound, with every perforation intact, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,195.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 671

1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), o.g., never hinged, fresh with clear color and impression; margins near-perfectly balanced, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 672

1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), o.g., very lightly hinged, the picture of perfection in color, printing and centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, a real gem, with photocopy of 1987 P.F. certificate for block of four, this position 4.
Scott $50.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 673

1893, Columbian, 4¢ ultramarine (Scott 233), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, crisply printed in clean color; reperforated, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, nice multiple.
Scott $560.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 674

1893, Columbian, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 234), plate block of 8 with imprint and "B", o.g., lightly hinged, a tasty treat with melt-in-your-mouth color, cleanly printed, Fine to Very Fine+.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 675

1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), right margin single with part imprint, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), with sculptural depth of color wonderfully centered on fresh paper, Choice Extremely Fine, strong positional.
Scott $50.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 676
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1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), left margin block of 20, fresh block with clean color and razor-sharp detail; 11 never hinged, others lightly hinged or with hinge remnant; vertical selvage perforations hinge-reinforced, Fine or better, pretty multiple.
Scott $1,990 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 677

1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), top margin plate #104 block of 8 with imprint and "Z", o.g., very lightly hinged, gum creases, full top, with clean color on like-new paper; prior hingeing so light you could miss it; tiny perf separations, Very Fine, pretty.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 678

1893, Columbian, 6¢ purple (Scott 235), bottom margin plate #104 block of 8 with imprint and "Z", o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), wonderfully fresh in pretty shade on bright paper, Very Fine, an attractive plate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 679

1893, Columbian, 8¢ magenta, faint right-reading impression on reverse (Scott 236 var), top margin horizontal pair with plate number 132 and partial imprint, o.g., stamps are never hinged, the printing on the gum side clearly showing the impression on back; the stamps fresh with right stamp with plate "No. 132", the left with part imprint; pair hinged only in ungummed selvage, Very Fine, a fun and uncommon Columbian variety.
Scott $280+.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $200.
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Lot 680

1893, Columbian, 10¢ black brown (Scott 237), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh in living color; tiny gum thin speck on top right example, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 681

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), the absolute picture of perfection, Superb, destined for a collection of distinction, only one stamp is graded higher, a 98J in the PSE's Population Report, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded Superb 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,600.
Scott $200.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,600.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 682

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), o.g., never hinged, a glorious stamp, flawless in all respects, Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,700.
Scott $600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 683

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), o.g., never hinged, a glorious stamp with exceptional detail in perfectly printed color; fresh and sound, Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $675.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Realized $475.
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Lot 684

1893, Columbian, 15¢ dark green (Scott 238), o.g., previously hinged, deeply colored on fresh paper; margins large, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $200.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 685

1893, Columbian, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 239), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), with color so deep even the back of the stamp glows, Extremely Fine to Superb, the ultimate 30¢ Columbian—one to go 'round the world for, with 2020 Crowe certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $625.
Scott $225.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $550.
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Lot 686

1893, Columbian, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 239), o.g., previously hinged, cleanly printed in fresh color and strong lines; tiny thin along the edge of the hingeing; reperforated at bottom, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 687

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), bottom margin single with part imprint, o.g., previously hinged, a gorgeous positional piece, flawlessly printed and centered, the selvage a full wide bottom, Extremely Fine to Superb, Freddie Mercury was right, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $2,400.
Scott $425.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 688

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., never hinged, with intensely deep, strong color, plus superior centering on fresh paper, Very Fine+, a handsome stamp, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 689

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), o.g., never hinged, fresh with deep color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $650.
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Lot 690

1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), "S", imprint and plate number 77 strip of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, Post Office fresh color and paper, with solid centering; selvage reduced with perforation separations hinge-reinfoced between "Bank" and "Note", shallow thinspots on position 1 & 4, position 3 gum thins, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a great item, lovely and attractive piece.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 691
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1893, Columbian, 50¢ slate blue (Scott 240), block of 4, o.g., 2 stamps never hinged, the other 2 so lightly hinged they appear never hinged to the naked eye, clean and crisp with textbook color and sound perforations, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,350 as singles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $800.
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Lot 692

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., never hinged, sound color on fresh paper, Very Fine, with 1978 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $3,400.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 693

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., never hinged, brightly colored with exquisite detail; natural paper inclusions at left, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $3,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 694

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), left margin single, o.g., never hinged, intensely colored on fresh paper, margins clear all around; a few tiny adhesions on left front, Fine to Very Fine, a solid example, with 2018 Crowe certificate.
Scott $3,400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 695

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), o.g., lightly hinged, in deep color beautifully centered; reperforated, which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine, choice, with 1980 P.F. certificate for block of four, this position 3.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $850.
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Lot 696

1893, Columbian, $1 salmon (Scott 241), block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, in mouthwatering color in flawless impression; light vertical crease and toning at left, natural inclusion on reverse of position 3, Fine, a one-time chance for a $1 Columbian multiple.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 697

1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), o.g., never hinged, incredibly deep color and razor-sharp detail; paper fresh and sound, Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 698
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), expertly regummed, rich color and impression and with near-perfect centering, Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $475.
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Lot 699
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), block of 4, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, with intoxicating color and clean lines; top stamps with barest trace of hingeing, bottom pair never hinged, Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,100.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 700
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1893, Columbian, $2 brown red (Scott 242), the used Columbian of your dreams, the stamp with the most magnificent color possible, the paper looking like it was made yesterday, and the cleanest cancel you'll ever find; reperforated, choice Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $525.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Realized $600.
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Lot 701

1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), o.g., previously hinged, beautifully printed, with color and paper fresh and bright, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate, the PF website shows a newer certificate #466114, stating "natural diagonal gum crease.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 702

1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh in all respects, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $900.
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Lot 703
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), a glorious stamp with perfect printing and centering, its New York Registry cancel lightly struck, Extremely Fine to Superb, a top-notch dollar-value Columbian, only ten stamps at this grade, with just two higher, according to PSE's Population Report, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $4,850.
Scott $750.
Estimate $4,000 - 5,000.
Realized $2,500.
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Lot 704
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1893, Columbian, $3 yellow green (Scott 243), in strong color on clean paper, with a lightly struck cancel (plus hints of a second cancel in red at upper left), Extremely Fine, a great example, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,900.
Scott $750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 705

1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), o.g., lightly hinged, with intense, radiating color on fresh paper; margins with near-perfect balance, Extremely Fine, a great stamp, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $4,150.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $3,500.
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Lot 706

1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), with intoxicating color depth and clean detail, all on like-new paper; gum soaked perforation at top left corner, reperforated, Fine+, with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 707
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1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), unused without gum, with fresh, clean color; extraneous mark to right of Columbus; two filled thins, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $425.
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Lot 708
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1893, Columbian, $4 crimson lake (Scott 244), with black double-oval plus blue crayon cancels; stamp with fresh color on clean paper, with superior centering; small tear in bottom left margin, corner crease at bottom right, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 709

1893, Columbian, $4 rose carmine (Scott 244a), o.g., previously hinged, a lovely example of this pretty shade; paper clean and fresh; tiny gum thin not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 710
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1893, Columbian, $5 black, plate proof on India (Scott 245P3), vertical pair, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 711

1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), o.g., lightly hinged, with rich color, crisp detail and well-balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a good looking stamp, with 2008 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $3,250.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 712

1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), o.g., hinged, fresh with solid color and clear impression, almost Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 713

1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), disturbed o.g., fresh and clean with strong color and detail, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 714
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1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), unused without gum, in deep color with sharp detail; paper fresh with nicely balanced margins; reperforated at left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 715
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1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), precision printed in intense color on bright paper, with double-oval Cranford, N.J. cancel lightly struck, Extremely Fine, a remarkable example in outstanding quality, with 1996 and 2009 P.F., plus 2005 P.S.E. certificate, the latter two each graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $2,850.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,400.
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Lot 716
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1893, Columbian, $5 black (Scott 245), wonderfully bright, with "3" duplex face-free, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, an enticing stamp, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,750.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $1,500 - 1,800.
Realized $1,200.
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